VIP Tower of London: After Hours Tour & Ceremony of the Keys

6 reviews

1.5 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • Get exclusive VIP access to the Tower of London after hours, allowing you to explore without the crowds and have the monument all to yourself.
  • Witness the centuries-old Ceremony of the Keys, the world’s oldest military ritual, with guaranteed spots.
  • Hear from your Beefeater guide how a royal residence became one of the world's most infamous prisons.
  • Find out why at least six ravens are kept in the castle—and why a polar bear lived here at one point, too!
  • Hear stories of the famous ghosts who haunt the Tower of London, including those of a few royals.
  • Sites Visited
  • Tower of London
  • Execution Square
  • Traitor's Gate
  • Bloody Tower (exterior)
  • White Tower (exterior)
  • Ceremony of the Keys
  • Tour Includes
  • After hours access to the Tower of London
  • Access to the Ceremony of the Keys
  • Small group of 20 guests maximum
  • Local English-speaking Yeoman Warder guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour

Follow one of the Tower of London’s famous Beefeater guards through the grounds of the infamous fortress-turned-prison after the crowds have cleared out.

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Great tour! We had the pleasure of being guided by Chris, the Ravenmaster at Tower of London, and he presented history facts in an interesting way and it was just amazing overall! I really recommend it if you are in London :)
Daniela · May 22, 2023 · United States · Female · 25 to 34 years
Excellent tour, nothing beats a VIP tour after closing and seeing the Ceremony of the Keys.
Jessica · May 18, 2023 · Australia · Female · 25 to 34 years
Our yeoman was wonderful, he brought humour and fun to make the tour enjoyable and wonderful. City Experiences did a great job with the organisation, I would definitely recommend using them.
Alison · May 18, 2023 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years
Highly recommend this tour. The meet and greet was warm and friendly and the tour itself was outstanding.
Alison · May 18, 2023 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years
I was really impressed with our tour. The booking was easy, the people were friendly and the Tour itself exceeded expectations. Can’t wait to come to London again to see what’s on offer . Highly recommended
Alison · May 18, 2023 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point

35 Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DR. Meet your guide at the West Gate entrance. Walk past the Welcome Center until you see two large black gates in front of the giftshop. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

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